So here’s the good news, after all the uncertainty regarding its media contracts, the 2013 World Superbike Championship will be broadcasted in the United States afterall. The bad news however is that WSBK racing will be on the beIN Sport network. Yeah, we haven’t heard of them either.
A network of sporting channels that is owned jointly by Al Jazeera and Time Warner, beIN Sport is best known for covering soccer (that’s football to our non-American readers) matches from the top series in England, France, Italy, and Spain. There’s some handball coverage in their too.
From what we can gather, beIN Sport is mainly available on satellite TV with DirecTV and the Dish Network, as well on cable with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, and Liberty Global (Puerto Rico). However, double-check availability with your local cable provider.
Talking to the folks at Cycle News, beIN Sport confirmed that it would be broadcasting World Superbikes, but couldn’t confirm if the season-opener would be broadcasted on TV or only streamed on the company’s website. The state of other rounds seems to be in the same limbo as well.
To add injury to insult, live streaming of the WSBK races will be made available only to beIN subscribers, leaving a big question mark as to how American motorcycle race fans will watch the World Superbike Championship this season.
Source: Cycle News